Standard Helps Keep Seniors Safe in Cumberland

Thanks to Standard Bank, residents of Allegany Health Nursing and Rehab in Cumberland, MD. will live in a safer and even more secure environment. Standard Bank recently joined the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF), and is helping to protect those seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program for seniors residing in this care facility. 

The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation is a national organization that serves as a way for banks to use to fulfill their federally mandated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements through providing aid to low and moderate income individuals in their local community. The Foundation’s mission is to provide safe and secure living environments for our nation’s senior nursing home residents, many of whom are low and moderate income individuals, through the operation of the nationally-acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program.

Crime against the elderly in our society is a longstanding, constant battle that can be reduced and prevented through the operation of the Senior Crimestoppers program in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Senior Crimestoppers is a coordinated set of components that work together to create a zero tolerance to crime platform in senior housing facilities.  Components include personal lockboxes for the residents, cash rewards up to $1,000 paid anonymously for information about wrongdoing of any kind, and effective, on-going education and training for staff members and residents.  Senior Crimestoppers has reduced all aspects of crime in participating facilities by 94%.

“Senior Crimestoppers is a way for an administrator to further enhance the lives of the residents they serve. They all work very hard to provide safe, secure, comfortable living environments and their desire to implement the program is just one more example of this.  Implementing this program does not mean that the facility currently has a crime problem, but that the administrator is proactively finding a way to keep problems from occurring in the future,” said Terry Rooker, president of Senior Crimestoppers.

Tim Zimmerman, President and CEO of Standard Bank, adds “As a community bank, Standard Bank makes it a point to touch lives in the communities we serve. Senior Crimestoppers is just one more way we’re able to help local families. We’re honored to be able to bring this program to the Allegany Health Nursing and Rehab and look forward to a long-term relationship with them!”

 

About the Senior Crimestoppers program

Senior Crimestoppers is a multi-faceted, crime prevention program that protects the elderly from theft, abuse, neglect and financial exploitation, and is administered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation. For more information about the program, visit www.SeniorCrimestoppers.com or call 800-529-9096.

 

About The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) Not only does the Foundation impact the lives of the elderly in long-term care facilities, we also impact the community outside of the long-term care industry through the CRA-qualified securities we purchase on behalf of our bank partners. As June 30, 2015 the community impact has reached approximately $183 million which goes to provide affordable home mortgages for low-to-moderate income families, affordable healthcare services, small business development providing job creation, as well as other economic development projects.  For more information about the Foundation, visit www.SHCPFoundation.org or call 877-232-0859.

 

About Standard Bank

Established in 1913, Standard Bank is a Pennsylvania chartered savings bank with assets of $478 million. Standard Bank operates nine offices serving individuals, families and businesses in Allegheny, Westmoreland and Bedford Counties in Pennsylvania as well as Allegany County in Maryland.  Standard Bank, as a community bank, focuses on outstanding customer service and commitment to their local communities. In addition, the bank offers competitive and unique deposit, loan, and business products. Standard Bank is FDIC insured and an Equal Housing Lender.  Learn more at www.standardbankPA.com